Category Archives for Business Planning

Navigating A Business Pivot

Perhaps the only thing harder than starting your business in the first place is undertaking a business pivot — especially during an economic downturn. Pivoting means that you’re walking away from everything about your business that you know to be true, and moving towards a new model that carries an inherent risk of failure.  However, […]

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Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes: Do You Have a Succession Plan or Exit Strategy?

Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes In our continuing series about the biggest mistakes we see from business owners, The Alexander Group takes a look at the failure of some business owners to hold themselves accountable. There are ways to escape those personal, protective bubbles to help ensure the owner makes the smartest decisions possible—reaching beyond the […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Guide for Small Businesses

As organizations of all shapes and sizes continue to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, small businesses especially are struggling with how to create a plan to recover from their losses. These small businesses are also looking for ways to future-proof their operations to better weather storms that are yet to come. We work closely […]

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How Our Clients Navigated the SBA Loan Programs

Earlier this year, the spread of COVID-19 into the United States created the most unprecedented upheaval most business owners have seen in their lifetimes. Remember how it felt like “another shoe dropped” every few hours as we learned about cancellations of sports leagues, concerts, and conventions followed by escalating “stay-at-home” orders across the country? Some […]

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Marketing During a Crisis

Thinking about cutting back on your marketing budget during the current pandemic? It may be tempting to limit your marketing during a crisis like the one we’re currently experiencing, but before you do, consider how these small and cost-effective steps you take could ultimately keep your business on track during these difficult times. Here’s an […]

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Leadership During a Crisis

It’s been proven scientifically and anecdotally that having a growth mindset is among the top traits that successful leaders share. Keeping an open mind and staying flexible are pillars of entrepreneurial growth, and will go far to help leaders strike balance at work and personally. Your leadership during a crisis is reflective of your ability […]

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Top Tips For Working At Home

As we shared last week, one of the important steps many business owners are taking to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus is to move team members (and themselves) out of the office to work from home. In that post, we talked about the practical aspects of policy, hardware, software, and data speed.  Today we […]

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How Businesses Should Handle the Coronavirus

How Businesses Should Handle the Coronavirus

How Businesses Should Handle the Coronavirus. Business of all sizes across the world are being impacted by the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The influence the coronavirus is having on global travel, commerce, trade, and investment is immense and greatly affecting the world’s economy. As a local small business owner, you may think your business is […]

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Entrepreneurial Advice for 2020

Entrepreneurial Advice for 2020. As you’re wrapping up 2019, it’s always good to think about what you can do differently in the new year. While it’s easy to look at fine-tuning your marketing strategy or training your sales staff on the newest ways to close the deal, sometimes all it takes is the right piece […]

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Setting Professional Goals and Sticking to Them

Setting Professional Goals. It’s easy to think about professional goals in an abstract sense, especially when a current career situation leaves us feeling stagnant, stuck, or undervalued at work. But what happens when it’s time to meet and exceed these goals? Without the right approach and mindset, your efforts could fall flat. Goal-setting strategies and […]

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